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nautical miles logged under sail
Preparing to sail Silverheels from Green Cove Springs,
Florida to Grenada by way of St. Maarten.
2011-2012: Cruised a Volkswagen pop-top campervan out west for 2
summers, van-camping in and around Clearwater National Forest,
north-central Idaho, based out of Missoula, Montana. Late fall
sailed Silverheels from Green Cove Springs, FL
offshore to & thru the Mona Passage to the south coast of the
Dominican Republic & Haiti, then thru the Windward Passage and
cruised the length of the Bahamas, south to north, and returned
to Green Cove Springs, Florida. About half that trip was
aboard Silverheels - Florida to Beaufort, NC. Offshore to
St. Maarten in the northeastern Caribbean. Sailed the Leeward
and Windward Islands to Grenada, then west via Curacao to
Colombia, the San Blas Islands, Panama, some small islands off
Honduras and back to Florida. Sometimes single-handing,
sometimes with crew.
Traveling and writing: across the United States, British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska, Tahiti/Moorea, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali
Land cruising in an RV, traveling & living in the
northwestern United States, in the mountains and forests where
there aren't any boats. Cruised about 25,000 miles in 8
Founder/President of American Cruise Lines and
Maritime Services, Inc. Bought the 177-passenger,
steel double-decker ferryboat, M/V "Tecumseh", in
Ontario, Canada and drove her (with one crewman and a dog)
2,000 nautical miles to Florida via Lake Erie, the Erie Canal,
the Hudson River and the ICW. Converted the vessel into a
tourist excursion boat named "Rumrunner Key."
Operated as owner and relief captain in Key West, FL.
Cruised extensively: Los Roques-Curacao-Honduras-Guatemala-Belize-Florida,
Trans-Atlantic via Bermuda/Azores/Lisbon,
Spain, Gibraltar, the Balearics, Sardinia, Sicily, the Greek
Islands and Turkey. Backtracked through the Mediterranean
via Tunisia & Gibraltar, then to the Canary
Islands-West Indies-Bahamas-Florida. About half of
that was sailed single-handed.
Created and executed Pacific Seacraft's
"Circumnavigator" package and promotion program,
sailing own Crealock 37 cutter, Sparrow, to 8 major
East Coast boat shows, Miami to Maine and back. Then
took off cruising. Single-handed from Boston to
Venezuela via the West Indies.
Founder/President of Cruising Yachts Inc., a
Fort Lauderdale/Miami yacht sales company, the southeastern
U.S. regional dealer for Pacific Seacraft Corporation's
cruising sailboats. Owned and lived aboard the Crealock yawl, "Kerry".
Owner of the steel Sparkman & Stevens yawl,
"Buccaneer". Cruised her 10,000 mi. between the
Chesapeake and the West Indies. Did more yacht deliveries,
ranging between New England and Trinidad. Then served as captain
of the first Morgan 60 Schooner,
"Paradigm", 9 mo./9,000 mi., including the 1982 fall
East Coast boat show series, and subsequent Caribbean charter
Full time charter & delivery captain
throughout the Caribbean. Multiple bluewater yacht deliveries,
incl. Panama Canal transit, south to north, and San Francisco
Bay demo sails
Liveaboard owner/captain of two cruising
sailboats. Double- and single-handed the Florida Keys with the
steel gaff-rigged sloop, "Thumper", and the Bahamas
aboard the gaff-rigged ketch, "Autant", a very
traditional, engineless, 1927 William Hand designed 40-footer
Dozens of articles published in US, UK, Australian and
New Zealand boating magazines such as Cruising World, Sail,
Blue Water Sailing, Latitudes & Attitudes, Yachting, Ocean Navigator, Motorboat & Yachting, Yachting
World, Cruising Helmsman and others since 1979. Wrote the
books, "Ready for
Sea! - How to Outfit the Modern Cruising Sailboat"
and "Intentional Living - Handbook for a Happier Life."
Celestial, Sat Nav, GPS, Radar, RDF, DR.
American Nautical Services School. Syracuse University, Pace
University, YMCA Senior Life Saving, PADI Open Water SCUBA
English, Spanish + scraps of Italian, French, Turkish, Thai
& Piahroa Indian.
Writing, travel, marketing, most water and mountain sports.
Professional performing musician.
Exceptional organizational and management skills. Dog lover.
White male, U.S. Passport, single, non-smoker, healthy &
fit, old enough to know better.